Lingerie – place those unmentionables into lingerie laundry bags when washing. You can avoid having stretched straps or having hooks damage other garments in the same load.
Socks – The legend of the sock monster will die and every sock will have a mate.
Hand washing – If a garment’s care label says hand wash, then A Cleaner World recommends that you hand wash it. But if Barb Mitchell is being completely honest, there are occasions when I may wash a hand wash only garment in a mesh bag on cold on the ‘hand wash’ cycle.
Delicate fabrics – A few years ago, my washer drum developed a couple of nicks because I accidently washed a utility tool that Matt left in his pants pocket. Suddenly snags started appearing on my delicate running singlets. Now, no matter what the item is, I place anything that could easily snag in its own mesh bag. No more snags for this girl.
Mixed weight loads – Let’s face it, if you separated out every single garment the way you should, you’d have 15 loads for 25 garments. If you have a load of jeans and a couple more delicate dark garments, put each of those garments in their own mesh bag. That way you won’t have to worry about heavier weight items damaging the lighter weight ones.
Just a couple of suggestions before you head to the store. Avoid buying mesh bags with the draw strings – stick to those with zippers. If you have a high efficiency washing machine, then you understand how easily strings get wrapped up and tangled. Second, don’t overfill your bag. You still want your garments to be able to move around and actually get clean.
I hope you find mesh bags as useful as I do! For more helpful tips, please check out the helpful hints section of our website.